ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary in Central Florida, is getting its own designated day.

On Friday, Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County mayor Jerry Demings will declare Dec. 3 as "Walt Disney World Day."

Disney World president Jeff Vahle will be at the ceremony to receive the official proclamations.

The resort is being recognized for its philanthropic work in the Central Florida community. Disney recently donated $3 million in grants to several area nonprofits, including Give Kids the World Village, The Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Heart of Florida United Way.


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